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What’s New in Essential Studio for ASP.NET MVC


What’s New in Essential Studio for ASP.NET MVC

Deliver more functionality with RDL or RDLC report design, batch editing and saving in the TreeGrid control, and multiple enhancements to Essential PDF.

Report Designer

New control

The report designer component supports creating and editing RDL reports. Using the report designer, users can transform data into meaningful information and visualize it.


  • Provides a wide range of data sources.
  • Supports rich selection of report elements.
  • Provides parameters to filter data.
  • Supports customization of report elements and management of images.
  • Built-in expression editor and query designer for customizing data and queries.

Report Designer with Personal Expense Analysis report


Avoid segment overlapping

Support to avoid segment overlapping when a layout with multiple parents is added.

Avoid segment overlapping

File Explorer

Access FTP servers

The file explorer component allows users to access any FTP server and perform file-related operations using the implemented FTP provider. It contains built-in FTP file handling functionalities such as read, create, rename, delete, download, upload, and so on.

  • Support for both authorized (with credential) and unauthorized (anonymous) access.
  • Users can customize this FTP provider.
  • Support to perform handy file operations.

FTP server


Highlighting working and non-working times

You can now highlight the working and non-working times in a project with custom background colors and textures.

Highlighting working and non-working time

Resource histogram

A resource histogram view has been implemented in the Gantt control to view the working hours of the resources in a project.

Resource histogram view in Gantt

Unscheduled tasks

It is now possible to display and export tasks in the Gantt control with undefined dates and duration values.

Unscheduled tasks in Gantt


Data label customization

You can now customize the color and font of the data labels through properties.

Data label customization

Essential PDF

Complex script

Add complex script language text to PDF documents.

Complex script language text in PDF


Redact text and images from PDF documents.

Redact text and images from PDF documents


Timestamp the existing PDF document.

Timestamp the existing PDF document

Signature validation

Appearance of a signature will change based on the signature validation.

Signature validation

Flatten rubber stamp annotation

Flatten rubber stamp annotation in the PDF document.

Rubber stamp annotation

Measurement annotation

Add, edit, and flatten measurement annotation in the PDF document.

Measurement annotation

Long-term validation (LTV)

Enable long-term validation in the PDF document.

Long-term validation

Pivot Grid

Member editor — Sorting

You can now sort the members in the filter dialog either in the ascending or descending order.

Sorting in member editor

Essential Presentation

Right-to-left conversion support

Convert the RTL (right to left) text in PowerPoint to PDF or image formats.

RTL text conversion

Slide transitions

Create, edit, and remove slide transitions in PowerPoint presentations.

Slide transition

Range Navigator

Hide intersecting labels

You can now hide intersecting labels at lower and higher levels.

Label intersect action

Range selection

You can now include or exclude the first day of the next month in the selected data.

Range selection

Tree Grid

  • Batch edit and save: It is now possible to perform batch edit and batch save in the tree grid control.
  • Hierarchy searching: You can now filter parent records in the tree grid control while performing a toolbar search action.

Essential XlsIO

Data import enhancement

Images, data with URLs, and data with mail IDs are imported as hyperlinks from various data sources into Excel.

Excel to PDF enhancement

Excel group shapes and recolored pictures are converted to PDF.

Pivot table

Supports sorting pivot value fields by direction.


Supports calculation of external formula references.

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